Where is the PAFF?

The Annual PA Firefly Festival takes place on the grounds of the Black Caddis Ranch B & B in Kellettville, just 15 miles east of Tionesta on Route 666. The address is 13558 Route 666, Tionesta, Pa 16353.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

PA Firefly Education Outreach

Presented the Firefly program to the Marienville Library on Saturday.  We had a small, but receptive audience, who I am sure will help spread the news in the county about the fireflies and the festival. Thank you to librarians Jackie and Rose for all of their support and a special thank you to James for his technical support and expertise.  Our next program will be June 13 at the Fern Hollow Nature Center in Sewickly, and then Chapman Dam Campground on June 20.  If you are near either of those 2 areas, you are welcome to attend and learn more about fireflies in Pennsylvania and the Allegheny National Forest.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Donations

We are excited to announce a new way for you support the PA Firefly Festival's new Educational Programs.  You can now go to our online funding site  http://www.razoo.com/story/Pennsylvania-Firefly-Festival.  This funding is strictly for the educational programs that we are doing across Pennsylvania for schools, camps, and special interest groups.  So, far this year we are scheduled to present a program at Marienville Library, May 16; Fern Hollow Nature Center, Sewickley, June 13 and Chapman Dam State Park, June 20.  We are trying to keep expenses to a minimum, but materials, and fuel can get expensive, (I hear gas is going up again this summer).  We are also looking to sponsor a college science student internship that would eventually become the presenter.  If we can raise $5,000  before June 1st, we will be up and running this year.  So check out the site.

We still need sponsors for this year's festival too, so if you want to sponsor an event or activity at the festival, we can always use $$.  Just send your tax deductible donations to PAFF, 13558 Route 666, Tionesta, PA 16353.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

WE ARE OFFICIALLY TAX EXEMPT

We have our tax exempt status and it is retroactive for 2014.  Your donations are now tax deductible, and we are able to use the funds to continue to expand our mission of public education programs about the fireflies in the Allegheny National Forest.  We are in the process of registering an online crowd funding site for you to make donations to our educational programs.  We will keep you posted on that as soon as we are up and running.

We are continuing plans for this year's festival.  The musicians are committed and we have another full day of music including: Broke, Stranded & Ugly, Detention, Dominick DeCecco, The Hills & Rivers, Stoney & Co, Uriah Effect, Matt Miskie and Rob & Gene.

We are still accepting applications for artists, crafters and food vendors.  Contact us at pafireflyfestival@gmail.com if you are interested, as soon as possible.

If you want to help out as a firefly watcher/monitor, let us know and we will get you the information to register as a citizen scientist.  We can always use volunteers at the festival as well.